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ECEC: Revitalizing STEM education, growing our manufacturing companies, and strengthening our communities.

MAGNET’s Early College, Early Career (ECEC) Program

A different kind of youth apprenticeship program.
The first of its kind nationally.

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Today, 俄亥俄州东北部面临着一个关键问题:作为一个社区,BOB娱乐体育如何帮助高中生进入高要求的职业, a more affordable pathway to college, 并获得通向成功职业生涯的高要求技能?

With 3,000 openings in advanced manufacturing in our region, MAGNET正通过这个革命性的青年学徒计划来回答这个问题. ECEC has four essential objectives:
  1. 提高对制造业职业的认识,特别是在市中心的年轻人中
  2. 为学生提供将教育和工作长期结合起来的成功途径, lucrative career
  3. Produce more skilled workers for our region’s workforce
  4. 加强和发展制造业企业和克利夫兰社区之间的联系
ECEC是劳动力发展和振兴STEM教育的创新方法. First, since this is driven by employers, we are developing new partnerships between companies, high schools, and community colleges that have never existed before. 其次,BOB娱乐体育在创建ECEC时考虑到了包容性和多样性. MAGNET provides all the support services, including transportation and mentoring, 学生们需要在制造业开始他们的职业生涯.
 

 

How does it work?

当地雇主会有偿雇佣高中三年级和四年级学生, 为期两年,每周1-2天在现场工作. 工厂经理和技术人员培训学生的各种技能,如CNC加工和焊接. MAGNET提供指导和指导,帮助学生培养批判性思维等软技能, teamwork, and a strong work ethic. 被选中参加ECEC的学生不仅会接受培训, hourly wages, manufacturing certification(s), and college credit; they will gain a competitive edge with new skills and better work experience that can lead to multiple job offers and a rewarding, sustainable career in manufacturing.

Based on job performance, 然后,公司可以在学生高中毕业后向他/她提供工作机会. This can include full or part-time employment, along with tuition reimbursement programs, creating a clear, subsidized path to college.
ECEC授权俄亥俄州东北部的制造商发展自己的劳动力,并创建一个可持续的管道,帮助他们的公司在当地发展, compete globally, and contribute to our region’s vitality.

Every day, ECEC is:
  • 为高中生打开大学和职业之门
  • 为低收入社区带来经济机会
  • 为俄亥俄州东北部制造业持续的劳动力需求提供长期解决方案
  • Increasing in high school graduation rates
  • Driving more investment in local businesses
  • Improving employee retention
  • 在雇主、社区大学、高中和他们的社区之间建立新的桥梁
And more...

How does ECEC improve communities in Northeast Ohio?

太多的年轻人根本没有接触到回报, 先进制造业为他们提供了丰厚的职业机会. These jobs, starting at $40,000 annually and rapidly increasing from there, 需要短期培训,但不需要四年大学的费用或承诺. 每个ECEC雇主都提供学费报销计划, so ECEC graduates have a clear, 在高中毕业后继续接受教育的补贴途径.

As we build and expand this program, ECEC students will have higher employment rates, better starting salaries, and more successful long-term careers than their peers. In many cases, 这些学生将是他们家庭中第一批上大学的人, ending the cycle of poverty. Local communities with the ECEC program will prosper, as they will have more middle-class employment, growing manufacturing companies, more stable families, 为进入职场的年轻人提供更多通往成功的道路.

Why should my company join?

ECEC旨在以一种简单、经济的方式填补您的长期劳动力管道. Advantages to participating in ECEC include:
  • 更高的员工保留率和长期的员工渠道
  • 年轻、有技能的员工已经熟悉你的公司及其运作
  • A steady pipeline of people year after year
  • Investment in your local community and school systems
您将直接与MAGNET的团队合作,设计适合您公司需求的定制培训计划. 然后,你将面试、挑选和雇佣学生进行为期两年的实习. 被选中参加该计划的学生每周至少有一天将在车间与您的员工一起当学徒,并学习如何在制造环境中工作——同时获得大学学分. MAGNET提供从软技能培训到交通等几乎所有服务. We’ll work with the high schools, provide transportation to/from your plant, provide mentoring outside the plant, 通过大学水平的制造课程教育ECEC实习生(由BOB娱乐体育的社区学院合作伙伴提供), and much more. Based on their performance in your factory, 你可以在学生高中毕业后给他们一份工作. This can include full- or part-time employment.

Through ECEC, you can improve your recruitment and retention, 同时投资于你公司和社区的未来.

Who is participating?

ECEC可以在三个县的九所高中找到.
 
参与ECEC的制造商可以通过创建稳定的工作环境来解决他们的劳动力挑战, sustainable pipeline of skilled workers. This can also lead to higher retention rates, better quality of job applicants, and improved employee engagement. Currently, ECEC is partnering with eight companies: Lincoln Electric, Heisler Tool, Nordson Corporation, Cutting Dynamics, Parker Hannifin, Swagelok, Bevcorp, and NN Inc.

Want to learn more about ECEC?

Contact ECEC's Recruitment Manager, Valen Willis, at vwillis@es100.net to start the conversation!
 

本材料基于国家科学基金会资助的研究工作. 1763558. Any opinions, findings, 本材料中表达的结论或建议是作者的观点,不一定反映美国国家科学基金会的观点.

MAGNET专注于为社区和制造商提供可扩展的解决方案. 通过释放学生和失业成年人的全部潜力, 劳动力发展计划将带来高薪,从而在经济上改变俄亥俄州东北部的社区, skilled employment to residents.

Ethan Karp, CEO, MAGNET